Trees in Brockwell park, leaves slowly turning.

Sunday Scraps #11

The story behind that burning man photo on the Pink Floyd Album / I don’t have a lot of time for Nick Cave as a politically literate person but at least he wrote a nice thing about Nina Simone / Brenda Vale on Autonomous Houses…

Berlin tiles

Sunday Scraps #10

Caresse Crosby‘s mad life (no decent biog yet) / On whether there’s a sense to history / The history of California based Architectural Pottery (yes that’s the name of the business) whose founders interviewed J.B.Blunk / Pain scales / Immunology and intuition / Dos and…

Using Twitter when you’re creative

I think of Twitter as – 50% the comment section of local newspapers – 20% malicious content – 30% inspirational quotes, gifs and cultural references. I look for gold in that 30%. That’s why I stick around. — Alexandra D-S (@iotwatch) July 31, 2020 (Two…

Sissinghurst Castle garden

Sunday Scraps #9

Sam Chermayeff (his father was a graphic designer, his grandfather was a product designer) is an architect talking about collective housing like his grandfather’s peers used to / the art of Constant (there doesn’t seem to be many video interviews which is annoying) / a…

Sunday Scraps #8

A deep clean of some phone tabs which have been opened since last November. HoroHoro Cookies (found in Kanazawa) / Katrien de Blauwer’s exhibition at the Foto Museum in Rotterdam (one of my favorite artists) / I didn’t necessarily agree with this NYTimes article on…

Sunday Scraps #7

Human Systems (Berlin) / The home and ‘digital glimpsing’ / The first 1968 First Things First graphic design manifesto / Arthur Pieper’s House / Jonny Hill’s house for the wealthy Corbetts /First Things First 2020 podcast on climate change education / the now demolished 60…

Sunday Scraps #6

(Office deep clean kind of day) The problems of restoring light art / The open society and its enemies / Japan Dome House / Mr Straw’s House / the architect Charles Holden / Excellent pecorino and almond biscuits / Allan Octavian Hume who ran the…

Sunday Scraps #5

Phil made a list of music videos shot in the Barbican/ Google stopped describing gorillas because it couldn’t figure out how to identify black people / decolonising design / cosplay innovation through patents / indie magazine economics / Bernard Leach (potter) / cats instead of…

Sunday Scraps #4

Post-pandemic workplaces 1 2 / a book about sentient lightbulbs / Kevin Kelley turned 68 and gave young people some advice / Bela Banathy’s book on changing social systems / furniture music (coined by Erik Satie) / the paper that coined and defined ‘wicked problems’…